Revitalizing Corporate Japan: A Prescription for Growth – Embracing Change in Corporate Japan

October 11, 2012
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Japan Society and PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) are co-organizing an event to address strategic priorities that are facing today’s leaders. PwC recently sat down with over 60 Japanese CEOs, academics, and senior business and political leaders to learn about how they are responding to an increasingly complex global business environment. As Japan continues on the path to recovery, it must manage simultaneous pressures, including an aging society, energy security, resource scarcity and fierce competition from Asian nations in its own backyard. Traditional industry structures and boundaries are also reconfiguring. Automotive, energy, electronics, retail and consumer, manufacturing, and financial services are just examples of leading sectors in Japan whose definition no longer conforms to familiar economic norms. Japanese organizations and their leaders now need to make new connections across business and functional and geographical boundaries to identify and respond to opportunities and risks. This event will share some of the findings from PwC’s report "Revitalizing Corporate Japan: A Prescription for Growth," which will be released in Tokyo on September 4, 2012.

Hosted by Motoatsu Sakurai (President, Japan Society), Robert Moritz (Chairman and Senior Partner, PwC USA) and Juan Pujadas (Vice Chairman Global Advisory Services, PwC).

David Jansen, Partner, Japan Business Network, PwC and "Revitalizing Corporate Japan" report leader
William Saito, Entrepreneur and innovator/Founder & CEO, InTecur, K.K.
Noriyuki Shikata, Minister, Head of Political Section, Embassy of Japan in the United Kingdom (prior position: Deputy Cabinet Secretary for Public Affairs, Prime Minister’s Office, Japan)

Moderator: Fred Katayama, Anchor, Producer, Thomson Reuters; Director; Japan Society

3:30 – 4:00pm Registration
4:00 – 4:15pm Opening remarks
4:15 – 5:00pm Presentation of Report Revitalizing Corporate Japan: A Prescription for Growth 
5:00 – 6:00pm Panel discussion.

6:00pm Networking reception

Admission: This is a free event open to the public, but you must pre-register for the program. Seating is available on a first come, first served basis. Register online. For information, please contact Tracy Dedes of PwC at 646-471-1718.

To register for this event, please visit

  • Thursday, October 11, 2012
  • 3:30 pm